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RC Engine Reassembly

Now that your engine has been fully dismantled, it's time to replace any worn parts. In my engine all that was required was a new piston and sleeve. Yours may differ. If your engine failed...

RC Engine Teardown

You'll eventually run into an engine that just flat won't run anymore, and if it has a fair bit of sentimental value and/or is expensive to replace, rebuilding it is a viable option. Here's how to do that...

Mod Your Transmitter For LiPo

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to easily modify your existing transmitter to use a LiPo battery

How To Create Gate Markers For Crawling

Gate markers are a commonly used item in competition rock crawling, but few just-for-fun crawler guys even know about them or what they are used for. In competition crawling events, they are used to mark where checkpoints are...

How To Make Body Washers

Tired of your body post punching through that new, freshly painted rc body of yours? This tip is a simple way to help prevent this from happening, which will extend the life of your RC body.

How To Cut Tire Foams

For those who don't know, tire foams are pieces of circular foam that fit into the tire to give it support since most RC tires aren't pneumatic, or filled with air. This is a step by step guide...

How To Store RC Tires

People that are new to the RC hobby may not realize how big of deal it is to store your tires correctly, especially if you are planning on decent performance from them. This article will show you a couple different ways...

How To Store Your RC Car

Storing your car - what's the big deal? What could hurt it while it just sits there, not even being driven? Well, a lot of things can happen to your RC car while it is in storage.

Making A Temporary Drive Pin

Everyone hates going out to an awesome bash spot or their favorite race track and having their RC break down on them. One common problem is the drive pins. There is, however, a quick and easy solution to this problem...

Prolonging RC Body Life

Itís no secret that rc car bodies wear out. There are ways to extend the life of your body, though. Normally, the first part of a lexan body to wear out are the holes where the body posts...

Proper RC Nitro Engine Break-in

So you just unboxed that new rc car with a brand new engine. Before you take it outside and start racing it, you should properly break-in the engine so it will run at peak performance. We discuss how in this article.

Choosing Rechargeable Batteries

Which types of rechargeable batteries are right for your RC system? In this article we examine four of the most popular battery types, LiPo, NiMH, NiCd, and LiFe.

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We review the Traxxas Summit RC Truck. The day that the Traxxas Summit came out just four years ago I knew that I had to have one for myself!

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In Depth: RC Storage

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We dive into the nitty-gritty of proper RC storage. We talk about properly storing fuel and electric RCs as well as airplane storage...

Tamiya Lunchbox RC Review

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To be completely honest, I never did understand why people thought slow, sometimes poor-performing, vintage kits were fun. Read on to see if my opinion of vintage RCs changed after building and driving this...

Traxxas Summit RC Review

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We review the Traxxas Summit RC truck. We run it through a battery of tests and give you our unbiased opinion on this RC. Lots of pictures and videos of our bashing runs and unboxing!

GForce 2800kV Brushless Motor Review

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The motor you pick for your RC can be the difference between a no-go car and a go, go, go car! It is arguably the most important piece of electronics...

Video: Traxxas Summit Forest Crawling

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We take the Summit out to the forest for some wooded adventures!

Video: Traxxas Summit Unboxing

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In this exclusive video we unbox the very cool special Kawasaki Edition of the Traxxas Summit!

Revell Eurofighter Typhoon

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The Eurofighter Typhoon is a very unique project as companies from three different countries took part in designing it. The twin engine, multirole Typhoon is in service in 6 different countries including...

Trumpeter AV-8B

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The AV-8B Harrier is a marvel of modern technology. Not only does it have amazing capabilities, but it is just a cool looking little aircraft. So when I heard Trumpeter was making a big 1:32nd version of this plane, I was very excited...

Revell BAe Hawk T1A Red Arrow

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The BAe Hawk is one of those cool little planes that does not get enough respect in the modeling community. There are very few model kits out there of this subject and they are all in the smaller scales...

Trumpeter F 105G Wild Weasel

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During the Southeast Asian conflict, United States aircraft were getting destroyed by surface to air missiles and various anti aircraft batteries at an alarming rate. As a result, the US Air Force...

Model Kit Glue

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By now, you have probably heard me mention a few different types of glues for use in model rocket building. Today, I would like to discuss those glue types in detail. This article will cover the...

Mid Power Rocket Equipment

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In this article we will discuss some of the new equipment needed to support the launch and recovery of a mid powered model rocket.

Make A Motor Retainer

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Reloadable Motor Systems, also known as "RMS", give the rocket enthusiast greater choice of rocket propellants. Initially, the cost is rather high due to the metal case that you need to purchase to use the reload kits.

Rocket Launch Camera P.O.V.

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We launch a model rocket with an onboard video camera attached. You can get some pretty amazing onboard footage of your rocket as it launches into the sky with this camera!

TerraClips 3D Terrain

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Last year, World Werks Games launched a new product called "Terra Clips". The line features three separate products, Sewers of Malifaux, Streets of Malifaux and Buildings of Malifaux. While the sets are sold separately, they can be...

Advanced Terrain Modelling

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Let's focus on the hallway first. The hallways serve as connector pieces between rooms and they also lock the pieces of the dungeon together. Let's make a hallway that is 8 squares long and 4 wide. Remember...

Warhammer Space Marines Battleforce

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A few of my coworkers have been trying to talk me into playing Warhammer 40,000. Being a long time Classic Battletech player, I have resisted for the most part. It recently dawned on me...

Warhammer Land Speeder Storm Build

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Today I will show you how to build a Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Land Speeder Storm. The Land Speeder Storm is this cool little gunship that skims close to the ground and blows stuff to smithereens...